The awards, now in their sixth year, highlight the achievements of individuals with promising journalism careers ahead of them. The awards are open to students on NCTJ-accredited courses and trainees/photographers with less than two years in journalism.
The 2013 judging panel will include:
- Ian Carter, editorial director, Kent Messenger Group
- Mick Dennis, football correspondent, Daily Express
- Steven English, online editor and digital manager, Lotus F1 team
- Brian Flynn, investigations editor, The Sun
- Margareta Pagano, business editor, Independent on Sunday
- Andrew Parkes, group managing editor, Newsquest South London
- Steve Phillips, group picture editor, South Wales Evening Post
- Dominic Ponsford, editor, Press Gazette
- Alice Ryan, head of features, Cambridge Newspapers
- Haroon Siddique, news reporter, The Guardian
- Karen Swayne, features and health editor, Prima magazine
The panel will review this year’s entries from a range of categories, including news, features and top scoop.
The winners will be announced at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Bournemouth on 27 November 2013.